Author: Cristina Jimenez

In Syria, Trump Makes Good on His Promise

Against the backdrop of the country’s humanitarian crisis, Syria became a touchstone issue in the 2016 presidential election. Candidate Hillary Clinton promised to create a no-fly zone over the war-torn nation, while Donald Trump stated his intention to stay out of Syria’s internal affairs. Of course, the voters ultimately chose to support Trump and his vision. Fast forward to April 2017. Following a chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib Province purportedly conducted by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad, President Trump conducted a controversial bombing raid against Assad’s forces that led many to suspect that his policy toward intervention had shifted....

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Trump in Paris: How Our Oldest Ally Could Be Our Newest Friend

In June, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron invited President Trump to France to take part in the nation’s Bastille Day celebrations of July 14th. While there, the leaders and their wives visited various historical sites, marched in a parade and dined together in the celebrated Le Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. In a joint press conference, President Trump and his French host discussed their mutual desire to protect their countries’ citizens and work towards establishing peace abroad. After the subject of President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin was raised, President Macron stated...

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Trump, Poland, and the Importance of Patriotism

This Thursday, just two days after America celebrated its 241st Independence Day, President Trump spoke about another battle for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In a powerful speech, the President reiterated the United States’ longtime support for the people of Poland, and renewed a call to preserve and defend Western values and society. His speech read, in part: You were supported in that victory over communism by a strong alliance of free nations in the West that defied tyranny. Now, among the most committed members of the NATO Alliance, Poland has resumed its place as a leading nation...

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Charlie Gard: The Beginning of the End of European Morality

A recent story that made waves online is that of Charlie Gard, a ten month-old baby boy from the United Kingdom. He has taken center stage in the fight about the morality of government-run medicine in Europe. Charlie is suffering from a rare disease known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. According to doctors, young Charlie’s condition is terminal, and he should therefore be removed from his life-support system. However, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, believe there is hope for his treatment. Doctors in the United States have been developing an experimental therapy for mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome....

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Resisting (Im)moral Relativism: Rules for Rationals

In an era dominated by the gospel of moral relativism, the idea that all cultures and the individuals living under them should not be judged by one unified set of values has infested modern culture like a plague of locusts. The simple fact is that there are some inherent truths to the concept of morality. Inherent morality Rule 1: Each life has inalienable value. The unfortunate reality is that some cultures simply do not value humanity. From leftists who equate brutal Islamic sharia courts with the Christian church to the European left’s deadly fascination with “cultural enrichment,” the threat...

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